This book looks at the ways Victorian ideas about gender and race supported British imperialism at the turn of the century. It examines the Boer War of 1899-1902 through the war writings of literary figures such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Olive Schreiner, H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling, and... read more
1. The war at home
2. The concentration camps controversy and the press
3. Gender ideology as military policy - the camps, continued
4. Cannibals or knights: sexual honor in the propaganda of Arthur Conan Doyle and W. T. Stead
5. Interpreting South Africa to Britain: Olive Schreiner, Boers, and Africans
6. The imperial imaginary: the press, empire, and the literary figure
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